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Spade digs ‘Puka Pete’

Co-scribe Wolf may helm Happy Madison-produced pic

David Spade will star for Joe Roth’s Revolution Studios in “Puka Pete,” a comedy about a shipwrecked ’60s hippie and his attempt to reintegrate into contemporary society and start a family.

Pic, scripted by Spade and Fred Wolf, is being produced by Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo under their Revolution-based Happy Madison banner. It’s the second Happy Madison comedy Revolution has greenlit within the past week, following the Rob Schneider starrer “Animal.” Revolution’s Todd Garner is shepherding both films.

Spade said production will begin the moment he wraps the fifth season of his series “Just Shoot Me” in March, leaving just enough time to finish the film before a looming strike date.

Revolution is looking for a director, though Spade said his co-writer Wolf may helm the film. Wolf, a former head writer on “Saturday Night Live,” and “SNL” alum Spade most recently teamed on “The Adventures of Joe Dirt,” a comedy that Happy Madison produced for Warner Bros. Spade co-stars with rapper Kid Rock in that pic.

Hippie burnout

” ‘Puka Pete’ is a hippie burnout ’60s peacenik who, while recording whale sounds in a rowboat, gets swallowed by a whale and ends up washed up on a deserted island,” Spade said. “As he watches the animals around him team up, he realizes he’d like to find a mate and sends messages in bottles that begin to be returned by prospective marital partners.”

Spade is repped by Endeavor and managed by Brillstein-Grey Entertainment.

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